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Once a Republican Favorite, Gov. Chris Christie Joins 2016 Race with Political Baggage

Posted July 1st, 2015 at 3:06 pm (UTC-5)
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New Jersey’s tough-talking Chris Christie is the 14th Republican to seek the nomination to be the party’s presidential candidate. Despite an uphill battle to regain his former status near the top of the heap, Christie opened his campaign in his usual blunt style. The cure for Washington’s dysfunction, he said, is his willingness to tackle the most difficult issues facing Americans.

Donald Trump Makes Bid for Republican Ticket

Posted June 26th, 2015 at 12:49 pm (UTC-5)
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In our continuing series on the 2016 American presidential hopefuls, we look at Donald Trump, a straight-talking, sometimes offensive, billionaire businessman. On the plus side, columnists point to Trump’s business acumen as critical to job creation. And the naysayers? “The Donald” is always entertaining, but not White House material.

Rand Paul’s Worst Enemy

Posted June 2nd, 2015 at 11:41 am (UTC-5)
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What if Sen. Rand Paul is forcing the most substantive debate of the Republican nominating contest so far and killing it at the same time?